Safety • Feb 04, 2021

COVID-19, the Flu or RSV: How Can I Tell the Difference?

There are lots of viruses, in addition to the novel coronavirus, spreading right now, so how can you tell the difference between COVID-19, the flu and RSV? In today’s video, Kendra Whittle talks to Dr. Kristen Bruno about COVID-19 symptoms compared to influenza symptoms and RSV symptoms. Plus, find out when you should call your pediatrician if your kid is showing symptoms.

Concerned your child might have COVID-19? You can use the free COVID-19 screening tool based on CDC guidelines at

Vaccines and boosters for all eligible ages are available through several BJC HealthCare locations, other members of the Pandemic Task Force, or retail pharmacies and vaccine sites across the region. Some pediatrician or primary care offices may also offer the COVID-19 vaccine to their patients, so check with your doctor as well!